Category: History

Freedom: thoughts on Independence day

Let us go back to certain fundamentals on this Independence day. Micro to Macro The theory of fractals vouches for ‘self-similarity’ i.e. from microcosm to...

Remembering Hiroshima Day – when the world changed forever

What did individuals go through? The two nuclear explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were monumental in the annals of humankind. Those events changed the world forever....

A Guiding Soul: Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

A Guiding Soul called Dr APJ Abdul Kalam “Who would read his idealistic views these days?” said the bookseller, dismissing the book ‘Guiding Souls’ from...

The benevolence of Warkaris

I live in the hearts of my devotees~ Srimad-Bhagavatam (9.4.57) I have grown up in a warkari style spiritual atmosphere. Hence, I have always admired their simplicity...

Nepotism is a problem, but entitlement is a bigger one.

The death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput sparked a row on Nepotism. However, let’s go to the root of Nepotism and analyze it objectively, especially in the...

Was Draupadi Vastraharan in Mahabharata ‘enough’ for Kurukshetra war?

I have often heard a casual comment regarding Draupadi Vastraharan in Mahabharata, that ‘Kurukshetra war happened only for a woman’. Firstly, it would have...

Learning from stars: Arundhati-Vashishtha

Ancient lessons from Arundhati-Vashishtha The wisdom that Indian sages possessed in unparalleled in the annals of mankind. However, even though some traditions developed...

Series Review: The Forgotten Army- Azaadi ke liye

It was under Clement Atlee’s rule, that India gained Independence. In 1956, this former Premier of UK visited India. When his host, the then chief justice of...

Series Review: Rise of the empires:Ottoman

The Ottomans and Khilafat With the end of world war I in 1919, a movement named as Khilafat movement emerged in the Indian subcontinent. This movement was against the...

An assessment of Chatrapati Shivaji’s greatness

‘What’s the difference between my ancestor Afzal Khan and Shivaji?’ asked my schoolmate. For privacy reasons, I cannot disclose his name. But let me...